One thing I think the present uprising indicates is how far leftward US culture has moved in the past few decades. When the Rodney King/LA riots happened, they were mostly limited to the LA area and a few other places. This time the uprising was nationwide and spread […]
The Jacobin boys perform pretty well in this. About the only thing they would need to say to make me agree with them 100% is to call for the abolition of the federal government and the military-industrial complex (“Defund the CIA! Defend the Pentagon!”). I’m with them having […]
As usual, the Right is better at criticizing the government and the media (see the Tucker Carlson video I just posted) while the Left (like these Jacobin boys) are better are criticizing the corporations/capitalist class. Fortunately, it’s not a question of either/or. We should be attacking ridiculous government […]
This video featuring a group of Marxoids/Berniebros from The Jacobin is a perfect illustration of how the mainstream economics debate pitting “socialism” versus “capitalism” represents a false dichotomy that should be discarded. Both Ron/Rand Paul fans and these Jacobin guys need to go back and read their nineteenth-century […]
One interesting aspect of this segment is where Michael Brooks describes himself as having been a “Chomsky kid” (#metoo, Michael) and how the far-left in the US is largely just “progressive liberalism with an anarchist tinge.” Amen, brother. Michael seems to have since moved to something along the […]
The basic arguments that these guys make are spot-on: If you don’t want more anti-lockdown protests (and more), then a debt moratorium is essential. Ben Burgis Debunks Critics Of His “Reopen America” Piece
Now that the Sandernistas have gotten totally fucked by the DNC and neoliberals, hopefully at least some leftists will start moving toward third partyism and extra-parliamentary agitation. That’s not nearly where they need to be but it’s something.
This is a rather tortured discussion, and I disagree with some of the political analysis, but it’s an interesting illustration of where the intellectually serious reformist-left is now.
Bernie-idolator Michael Brooks takes on the IDW. For the record, I frequently agree with much of Brooks’ criticisms of capitalism and imperialism (though not his solution of socialist-statism) and I frequently agree with the IDW’s critique of the cultural left (though not their solution of turn-back-the-clock reaction).
The neoliberals’ leading pundit once again makes an ass of himself.